BLAIRSVILLE, Ga., March 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) ("United") announced that it will host its annual shareholders' meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at The Ridges Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.

United's management will review and discuss the company's performance, current operating environment and conduct a formal business meeting.  United's shareholders of record at the close of business March 11, 2017, will receive notice of the annual meeting.

Proxy materials related to the annual meeting, including United's 2017 Proxy Statement, 2016 Annual Report and 2016 Form 10-K, are available online at  E-mail or paper copies of the materials will be provided free of charge by requesting such copies online or by contacting the company direct.

About United Community Banks, Inc.United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) is a registered bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia with $10.7 billion in assets.  The company's banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the southeast region's largest full-service banks, operating 134 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  The bank specializes in providing personalized community banking services to individuals, small businesses and corporations.  Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products including mortgage, advisory, and treasury management.  Respected national research firms consistently recognize United Community Bank for outstanding customer service: In 2014, 2015 and 2016, J.D. Power ranked United Community Bank first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year, Forbes included United among their list of the top 100 Best Banks in America.  Additional information about the company and the bank's full range of products and services can be found at
For more information:           Rex S. SchuetteChief Financial

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